Summer Solstice Yukon Style

009717 - W20

Take in the pristine landscapes on horseback as you ride the ridge overlooking Bonneville Lakes and the Fish Lake Valley. You’ll learn how to care for and saddle your mount and get to know your horse. You’ll form a relationship that, throughout history, has been a special between human and horse.

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Highlights
  • Stay in a cozy, ranch cabin and enjoy rustic, home cooked meals
  • Learn how to care for and properly saddle your horse
  • Experience the summer solstice - in the Yukon June's summer sunrise is about the same time as the sunset
  • Keep an eye out for wildlife during your trail rides
  • Stay overnight in Whitehorse and explore the city
Details
Group Size: max. 6

2019 Departures:
June: 08, 15, 22, 29
July: 13, 20

2019 Pricing:
CA$1,155 – twin
Taxes:  5% GST

Prices are shown as starting from prices, per person, in CA$, based on two people sharing a twin room.

Tour Code:
009717 - W20

Itinerary
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Day 1 – Whitehorse to ranch

Sky High Wilderness Ranch is your chance to get out and experience the beautiful wilderness that is the Yukon! There’s no better way to ease the stresses of everyday than to switch off those mobile phones and soak in natures beauty. We have limited cell service, so put an ‘out of office’ reply on your emails and forward your phone to voicemail, you’re going to spend some time getting down and dirty with nature! Our Ranch is located on the shores of Fish Lake and is surrounded by majestic mountains that are waiting to be explored by you atop your trusted horse. We have a range of accommodation to choose from; all come equipped with 5 star outhouses! All of our appliances and lights are run off propane and our buildings are heated by a cosy wood stove, we also haul water in from down town. This is the genuine Yukon Ranch experience, complete with rustic home cooked meals as well.

You will be picked up by our van from Whitehorse and here you have the chance to do some shopping for items that you may need for your tour. Settle into your cozy cabin and then you will be shown around as you get a feel for the rich history of Sky High Wilderness Ranch and Fish Lake area. Then we introduce you to the horses and give you instruction on how to care for and saddle them. Have lunch in the main Lodge. Depending on the weather and time of the day we saddle up the horses and go for a short first ride. After taking care of the horses we enjoy a hearty evening meal around a campfire. Overnight at Sky High Ranch (L, D)

We point out, that unpredictable circumstances such as weather conditions, extreme temperatures or illness of the horses may force us to change this itinerary. The Safety and well being of our guests and animals takes precedence and our decisions are final.

Day 2 – Horseback Riding at Ranch

We feed the horses, have our breakfast and saddle them up at around 11 a.m. Today is the day you will learn to know your horse and start to form a relationship that only man and horse can understand. With every stop, and praise for the horse, they learn to trust you and you to trust them. Take in the pristine landscapes as we ride the ridge overlooking Bonneville Lakes and the Fish Lake Valley. Have your
camera ready! Here we stop for a peaceful lunch. Overnight at Sky High Ranch (B, L, D)

Day 3 – Horseback Riding - Ranch to Whitehorse

Wake early and try to catch a glimpse of a Yukon summer sunrise, which in June is about the same time as the sunsets – so good luck! We get the horses ready this morning for one more trail ride. Take this time to reminisce about your adventure and again keep your cameras ready for unpredictable wild life sightings. Once we get back to the Ranch we will unload the horses and brush them down one last time. Now is the time to say good bye to your guide and your new horse friends.
You are driven back to Whitehorse where you will enjoy your last night in the Best Western Gold Rush Inn. (B, L)

Day 4 - Depart Whitehorse

Check out of your hotel accommodation and make your way to the airport for your flight home or on to your next destination.

Want to extend your stay in Whitehorse? Just ask and we can book extra nights of accommodation for you.

Included
  • Round trip transfers between Whitehorse and the ranch
  • Two nights of accommodation in cabins
  • Meals including non-alcoholic beverages, as indicated
  • Use of horses, saddles and tack
  • Pre-departure information package
Not Included
  • Airfare to/from Whitehorse
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Meals not indicated, breakfast days 1 and 4 and dinner day 3 not included
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
Tour Notes

Optional add-ons:
Extend your time in Whitehorse either before or after your ranch stay. We can co-ordinate extra hotel nights to match your flight schedule. Just ask!

Details are subject to change without notice by the suppliers and operators involved. We update the information as soon as possible when changes are advised to us, however, we cannot assume responsibility for such changes made by the suppliers and operators.

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